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Published on March 19, 2013

Overlake’s Bandage Ball Gala Huge Success

All proceeds benefit brand new, state-of-the-art David and Shelley Hovind Heart & Vascular Center

Bellevue, WA – Overlake Medical Center’s 2013 Bandage Ball gala event and auction on Saturday, March 16, hosted by the hospital’s auxiliaries, raised a record $1.1 million to help build the new, state-of-the-art David and Shelly Hovind Heart & Vascular Center. The new facility will elevate the hospital’s level of patient services and bring all testing and therapeutic services together in one location.

“This year’s Bandage Ball was a wildly successful event and we are thrilled a sold out crowd from all over the region helped raise a record amount for our new heart and vascular center, which will truly enhance Overlake’s level of care,” said Molly Stearns, Overlake’s vice president of fund development and executive director of the foundation and auxiliaries. “We are committed to this community and this is a concrete way to improve our services and elevate our patient’s experience.”

The David and Shelley Hovind Heart & Vascular Center will bring Overlake’s cardiac and vascular services together to create one facility, offering the most advanced equipment and technology available. The facility will allow more real-time collaboration between physicians, facilitate consultation between physicians, patients and their families, and improve this regions’ access to care.

The 2013 Bandage Ball featured dinner, dancing, entertainment, and a live auction and marked the official launch of the private fundraising campaign for the David and Shelley Hovind Heart & Vascular Center to raise additional major gifts from local individuals and foundations. The auction theme this year was And the Beat Goes on. KOMO 4 Morning News Anchor Brad Goode and media personality and columnist with the Puget Sound Business Journal Patti Payne served as auctioneer and emcee, respectively. The Bandage Ball is the largest fundraising event of the year to benefit Overlake.

Photo credit: Hoang Nguyen

Overlake Medical Center CEO Craig Hendrickson is joined (in order from left to right) by co-chair Dianne McLaughlin, donors Shelley and David Hovind, and co-chairs Brittany Barker and Shirley Schumacher at the 2013 Bandage Ball.

About Overlake Hospital Medical Center
Overlake Hospital Medical Center is a nonprofit, non-tax-supported, regional medical center with a network of medical clinics throughout the Eastside. The hospital is licensed for 349 beds and offers a comprehensive range of services including cardiac care, cancer care, general and specialty surgery, women’s programs, senior care, psychiatric services and it was the first Level III trauma service on the Eastside. Overlake also participates in a wide range of community outreach activities including health fairs, free health screening events, wellness classes and wellness publications. For more information, visit www.overlakehospital.org.

About Overlake Hospital Foundation and Auxiliaries |
Funds raised by Overlake Hospital Foundation and Overlake Auxiliaries support vital patient programs and further Overlake’s mission of Medical excellence every day.™ In 2011, Overlake launched a campaign to establish a new Heart & Vascular Center, build a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, consolidate Cancer Center services and invest in leading-edge medical technologies and treatments to advance patient care. For more information or to donate, visit
www.overlakehospital.org/support.

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Media Contacts

For additional information or to arrange an interview, contact Kipepeo Brown, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, 425-688-5603, kipepeo.brown@overlakehospital.org, or Lee Keller, 206-799-3805, lee@thekellergroup.com.